blo Teens Read and Write: Shiver - A Werewolf Lovestory

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Shiver - A Werewolf Lovestory

Shiver
by Maggie Stiefvater
pub: Aug 2009
390 pages

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Synopsis:
For years, Grace has watched the wolves in the woods behind her house. One yellow-eyed wolf--her wolf--is a chilling presence she can't seem to live without. Meanwhile, Sam has lived two lives: In winter, the frozen woods, the protection of the pack, and the silent company of a fearless girl. In summer, a few precious months of being human . . . until the cold makes him shift back again.

Now, Grace meets a yellow-eyed boy whose familiarity takes her breath away. It's her wolf. It has to be. But as winter nears, Sam must fight to stay human--or risk losing himself, and Grace, forever.


Shiver
is a satisfying love story for paranormal groupies, especially Team Jacob fans looking for the werewolf to woo the girl.

Some might be put off by the point of view. Each chapter switches from first person Grace to first person Sam. But if you stick with it, the transistions become less jarring and awkward. The story blends heart-wrenching and romantic, and if my brother's hadn't been in the room, at times I would have shed a few tears.

The pace slows occasionally, but by that time I cared enough for the characters and their struggles to continue reading until it picked up.

Definitely more romance than action, which is usually not my preference, but Shiver still managed to keep my interest. Stiefvater keeps the love story more sweet romance than hot and sexy which makes it an option for younger readers or those who just don't care for the explicit stuff, and she puts a new and interesting twist on the werewolf lore. I vote for Shiver as a solid paranormal romance read and the ending doesn't disappoint.

The Cover: The spot of blood? The wolf watching from afar? So cool! Not only is it beautiful, but it absolutely captures the essence of the book! Kudos to the designer!

Linger is the next book in the series. Again, awesome cover! I can't wait for it to come out in 2010! Ugh, so long to wait!




And don't forget we have a copy of Shiver available in our MegaBook giveaway. So go to the contest post to enter. We're now up to 19 winners and will soon be announcing some great books to add. Good luck!

46 comments:

Sarbear said...

I can't wait to read this -- I'm trying to not to expect TOO much of it and be disappointed after all the hype but I still think I'd enjoy it.

booklover said...

It sounds really interesting and worthwhile. I really want to read this! Seems like a solid read. Thanks for the awesome review, Alyssa!

Silent Raven said...

Love the covers. And the books sound great. :)

Crystal said...

Wonderful review. I loved this book and cannot wait for Linger. I actually never noticed the wolf on the cover until you pointed it out. How crazy is that.

Jenn-ay said...

I love the covers for this series. I do have Shiver, but it's waiting on my desk to be read. Darn TBR pile...hehehe. But I really do want to read this because my niece is a huge Jacob fan and I want to be able to recommend this to her (but I need to preview it for appropriateness).

I'm loving your giveaway!!!

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Bella said...

I soooo can't wait to read this! And I saw her new one is coming out as well!

Thanks so much for the great review, and the giant giveaway!

nathalia said...

I've been dying to read this book for ages! I loved the sinopses, It's totally on my to-buy list on amazon.

elaing8 said...

Great review.I loved this book.My book is making the rounds with friends. I cannot wait for Linger.

Cherie J said...

This sounds great! I have been reading so many great reviews of this book so I am so tempted to read it.

alinesantosdacosta said...

i read shiver and i loved it , i can barely wait for linger to come out

Nikki said...

I enjoyed this book as well! I'm definitely looking forward to Linger. The wait is going to be killer.

Sarbear said...

Alyssa, I cannot wait to read Shiver... or linger!

Alexa said...

I'd dying to read linger and the cover is perfect!

babygirlG said...

I love SHIVER! Can't wait for LINGER!

Jenny N. said...

Nice review. I read Shiver and loved it and I'm also eagerly anticipating the next book as well.

mariska said...

Great book! Love the cover!

Sandra Stiles said...

I haven't read this yet but hope to get to it very, very soon. I agree, the covers are beautiful. If you haven't seen her book trailer you need to check it out.

Brodie said...

So glad you enjoyed it! I loved Shiver, it was a beautiful read and I really can't wait until Linger comes out. I love both of the covers, they're awesome! And it's so exciting the screen rights were sold, I'm looking forward to seeing Shiver on the big screen :D

Icejewel said...

I have always wanted to read Shiver ! I hope I get it.

booklover said...

Yes, the covers are beautiful! But you know what they say...Don't judge a book by its cover!

But I'm sure the story, in this case, is just as good as the book's cover.

BrittLit said...

I love love love how the covers of these go together so nicely.

booklover said...

I know what you mean, BrittLit. The covers really connect the books; you can tell that they're sequels.

Sheere said...

The book seems great! I need to read about werewolves soon.. (I'm a little tired of vampieres!)

The covers are so well done.. I love that they kept the theme of simple colors, a wolf and trees!
I like linger more though..

justaiv said...

I really want to read Shiver now It looks really good. I also really like the covers they're so simple but amazing.

Tina said...

good review...and I loved this my fav maggie book so far...

Chase92 said...

Great review. Love the cover of Linger.

oO Mariana Oo said...

I really want to read this book, and the Linger cover is just great, ;)

Nikki (A Haunt of Ancient Peace) said...

This cover is absolutely gorgeous. It was what first drew me to the book. I haven't had the chance to read it yet, but it's in my TBR pile. I have to say that I'm a little disappointed that it's a lot of love story/romance. I like a little more action in my books, but I'm still excited to read it.

pepsivanilla said...

I don't know why I haven't read this book yet! I need to get my hands on a copy!

Amanda-Lee said...

i cant wait to read this, its on my (ever growing) pile of books

Bunny B said...

I have been wanting to read Shiver! Does sound like a nice read.

Miss Reith Jerevinan said...

Nice cover... story is kinda cool too.. :D

-Happy to be your 282nd followers-

Milka said...

I've read so much about these books that I think I will have to buy then and read them. :)

brizmus said...

The cover of linger is just awesome! And shiver sounds so amazing! I really can't wait to read it!

Alessandra said...

I loved, loved Shiver. And the cover for Linger is astonishingly pretty!

Amy J - Book Addict said...

I cannot wait for Linger to get here!

1inseveralbillion said...

Getting started on Shiver! Your review makes me want to read it now but I actually spend more time reading reviews than reading books LOL

Dani. said...

I cant wait for Linger:)

Sassy CC said...

Shiver is pretty and so is linger. I may like linger a little more.

Seahn

Ciel said...

Yaaay, I love Shiver! The book is just beautiful =)

Ajisai.no.Kimi@gmail.com

Kelsey said...

This book sounds awesome!!

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A Life Bound By Books said...

I loved shiver!! I can't wait for linger!! The cover just looks amazing. Thanks for the great review!

-Lisa
alifeboundbybooks@hotmail.com

Llehn said...

I loved, loved, loved this book!

TJ said...

I'm in the extreme minority that did not like Shiver...at all.

Teddyree said...

As you already know I loved this one and I agree the covers are totally awesome!! *sigh* such a long wait for Linger

booklover said...

TJ, it's okay. As Alyssa pointed out, I'm sure there are some flaws.

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